Hey, it’s Rich Dale. Usually when you hear about operators standing by, it’s someone who wants to take your order for something, or maybe it’s something like a drug abuse hotline.
But the Butterball Turkey Hotline is neither of things. It’s an actual phone line that’s been operating for 38 years and it operates right here in Naperville! Since 1981, they’ve been standing by to answer your questions about turkey or about food in general. And never mind supposed competition from YouTube where you can find out how to do pretty much anything. The turkey hotline shows no signs of slowing down.
And why am I telling you this 2 days after Thanksgiving? Because they operate all the way through Christmas Eve! Hey, people cook turkeys for more than just Thanksgiving.
Here’s an article about it: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/lifestyle/time-talk-turkey-butterball-help-hotline-operator-answers-your-burning-ncna1091661